News Release: Notice of a High 1,4- Dioxane Discharge to South Buffalo Creek

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CITY OF GREENSBORO Contact: Elijah Williams
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: 336-373-4632

Notice of a High 1,4- Dioxane Discharge to South Buffalo Creek

GREENSBORO, NC (July 1, 2021) – On June 30, the City of Greensboro’s T.Z. Osborne Water Reclamation Facility had a high discharge of 1,4-Dioxane to South Buffalo creek, a tributary of the Cape Fear River basin. This concentration of approximately 615 micrograms per liter of 1,4-Dioxane exceeded the City’s Special Order by Consent (SOC) compliance value of 45 micrograms per liter. City staff has notified and is in coordination with the NC Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) and downstream utilities and is actively investigating possible sources of the substance.

This discharge does not affect Greensboro’s drinking water quality.

For more information about Greensboro’s 1,4-Dioxane Updates visit this website<www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/water-resources/wastewater-system/1-4-dioxane-updates>.
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Laine Roberts, (she/her) Why are pronouns important?<www.mypronouns.org/what-and-why>
NC Environmental Educator
Public Education Coordinator
Water Resources Department
City of Greensboro<www.greensboro-nc.gov/>
O: 336-373-4601
C: 336-937-2565
2602 S. Elm-Eugene St., Greensboro, NC 27406

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